Smith out of action from IPL

Graeme-SmithIf losing the match with Delhi Daredevils wasn't enough, Graeme Smith, the opener for Rajasthan Royals injury has rubbed salt on the wounds of champions of the first season.

Smith injured his finger as he caught Sehwag at 75 off 34 balls ending his slaughter on the field. Though, Delhi won the match by 6 wickets but the injury of Smith coupled with the absence of Shane Watson (busy with the Tests in New Zealand till the end of the match) and Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja (banned from this season's IPL) are causing problems for Rajastahan in the third season of this much-hyped cricket format.

The attacking duo Yusuf Pathan and Dimitri Mascarenhas also suffered from injuries during the match against Delhi. Smith who has two fractures in his right middle finger will be absent from the rest of IPL trying to be fit before the T20 world cup kicks off.

This is Smith's second finger injury that Smith is suffering from. He earlier suffered from an injury he got in a test at Eden Gardens against India which compelled him to miss the one-dayers that followed.